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goody3335
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Thinapping Java

Is it possible to thinapp java without using applink?  For instance, if I just wanted to thin app java 6 and put that out on a network share to stream, would that work?  Or would I also have to thinapp a browser and applink the two?  I know there's a possibility of making an entry point of IE and then telling it to use the local instance of IE, but when I tried that it didn't work.  I've referred to all the step-by-step articles for thinapping java, but I'm still not sure if you can do it on it's own or it requires a parent thinapp.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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pbjork
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Java doesn't have to be AppLinked.. But the application needing Java needs to somehow execute in the environment of your packaged Java. So creating that Entry Point to local IE is a valid option. You should investigate what was wrong with the test you did.. Should work out of the box..

This post might help you out:

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2010/02/data-containers-entry-points-and-dats---oh-my.html

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goody3335
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Sorry for the delay...I still can't get it to run, though.  I used Internet Explorer as an entry point and told it to use the local IE.  I get a message that says I'm missing required additional software.  I tried updating to 4.7 and it gives me the same thing, but says "This application is managed by the VMware Horizon Agent and requires additional software to run." 

In 4.7, do I HAVE to use the Horizon Agent if I configure it that way.  I mean, can I thinapp it to use both Horizon and a network share or do I need to make two separate packages?

Thanks for your help.

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pbjork
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Not sure what is the issue with your java package. Java is very straight forward and hardly offer any problems. Have you searched our blogs.vmware.com/ThinApp for Java and followed the recipes?

4.7 do not require Horizon. Disable NotificationDll= in package.ini or when capture make sure not to activate Administrated with Horizon. It is a simple check box and is disabled by default.

goody3335
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I was hoping to use Horizon eventually, so that's why I checked it.  That way I wouldn't have to rebuild the package at a later date.  Is it a one or the other type of thing, though?

I have followed the recipes.  I get the error that required software is missing...even when I don't check the box to use Horizon to manage it.

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TobyFruthParson
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These are my go-to links for ThinApp and Java:

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2008/10/step-by-step-in.html

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2011/03/the-power-of-applink.html

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2010/01/step-by-step-instructions-on-how-to-thinapp-newer-java-versi...

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2010/06/java-16-tweaks.html

I know you want to avoid using AppLink if you can, but maybe it's worth considering that your Java package can be both an independent JRE application as well as an Optional or RequiredAppLink for other applications.

Toby Fruth, Sr. Specialist, The Parsons Corporation
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goody3335
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I appreciate the links, but I've pretty much hit every single one at this point.  Like I said, I just decided to go a different route.

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